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Kentucky Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility_RequirementsIn order to file for Kentucky Unemployment Benefit you must be separated from your employer or experience a reduction in your work hours.

Eligibility Requirement Questions

Q) Can a person draw Kentucky Unemployment Benefit if they quit?
A  Assuming the claimant has sufficient wage credits to establish a claim, he  or she may be qualified to receive benefits if they voluntarily left their employment with good cause attributable to the employment and there are no other eligibility issues present.

Q  Can a person draw Kentucky Unemployment Benefit if they are fired?
A  Assuming the claimant has sufficient wage credits to establish a claim, he  or she may be qualified to receive benefits if they were discharged for reasons other than misconduct connected with the work and there are no other eligibility issues present.

Eligibility Requirements Continued

Q  How can a person draw Unemployment Insurance from me when they were fired from another employer?
A  If you are the most recent ten (10) week employer on the claim and the worker left your employment under non-disqualifying conditions or you failed to file a timely protest to the initial claim for benefits, then you may be charged for the benefits.

Q  What is the current Kentucky Unemployment Benefit benefit rate range?
A   $39.00 minimum to $415.00 maximum per week

Eligibility Requirements Continued

Q  How long and how much money can a person draw in Kentucky Unemployment Benefit benefits?
A  The maximum amount of benefits payable to any worker within any benefit year shall be the amount equal to whichever is the lesser of:
(a)  Twenty-six (26) times his weekly benefit rate; or
(b)  One-third (1/3) of his base-period wages, except that no worker’s maximum amount shall be less than fifteen (15) times his weekly benefit rate. read more




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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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